pick'n ur first rod
first u need to be a little informed when choosing what ur looking for.. research.... if this is somewhat unknown area, get someone that more knowledgeable. for a first rod i'd be looking at something that pretty much done.. maybe some updating, but nothing big... i did this when i wanted a t-bucket for my first rod. it needed headers, tires, brakes, interior work but nothing crazy. sold that and built my current one. took clues from likes and dislikes on first one and made changes on 2nd.. so look at the project, take note of needs and ck the on line catalogs for pricing and u'll get a good idea...
so i'll ask... why are u heart broken ?????